“The man who loves his life loses it, while the man who hates his life in this world preserves it to life eternal.” Jn.12:25
Natural life is the foundation of spiritual life; but it cannot become an end in itself because it bears within it the seed of death.
The spiritual life is active only where there is sacrifice for the sake of God’s love.
“God of holiness, make me faithful and strong. Willingly I… Continue
Added by Christy Gabriel on March 9, 2013 at 12:51am —
So that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God.
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Dear Father, Thank you for the love and forgiveness that You show us daily. Lord, help us to overcome any sin that the enemy tempts us to engage in. Lord, forgive us for the times we fail You. We also forgive those who have hurt us and sinned against us. May they come to repentance so that they might know Your forgiving love too. We all need Your love and mercy. Lord Jesus, be merciful to our family and our friends. Watch over our children and our grandchildren and keep them from harm.… Continue
Added by imran_arshad on March 8, 2013 at 8:22am —
The Power of your Words. Colossians 4.5-6
Hello, my dear friends.
My dad was a redheaded Oaky who came to California in the Dust Bowl. Soon after arriving in a small farming town, his father deserted the…
Added by Christine on March 8, 2013 at 6:00am —
“You too go along to my vineyard.” Mt.20:4
God’s vineyard is not only inside the soul but also outside. It is in the world that we manifest His grace in our soul by doing everything for the sake of His love.
In this way my ordinary deeds become work in the Lord’s vineyard. Do I think about this every day?
“My Lord, I give You my entire life. May everything that I think, say, do or suffer be consecrated to… Continue
Added by Christy Gabriel on March 7, 2013 at 11:02pm —
Dear Father, Thank You for all that You have done for me. Lord, I ask you to forgive me for failing You. Lord, I want my words to be like Your Words. Lord, you never speak any unkind thing. You are gentle and loving. Your Words are always the truth. We can depend on You and trust that what You said is the truth. You…
Added by imran_arshad on March 7, 2013 at 11:37am —
Use your words well. Colossians 4.2-4
Friends . . . How do you use your words? I challenge you today to become a person who uses more words to be thankful, to pray, to encourage others, to bless .… Continue
Added by Christine on March 7, 2013 at 6:00am —
Become a spiritual light upon a hill, with faith
that does not flicker or become extinguished.
Let your life shine, thereby allowing the God-colors
within your life to draw others to Christ.
There is no hiding from Jehovah; why even try?
The Lord is not a man, that He should lie!
Learn to naturally avoid all forms of evil
and shun potential occurrences of spiritual upheaval.…
Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on March 7, 2013 at 4:30am —
Don’t be fooled regarding one’s tongue,
for it has the power of life and death.
Before doubting these words of wisdom,
now pay attention and catch your breath…
before any more idle words touch the ground.
We are accountable for everything we say;
Therefore, remember to think before speaking,
since our reckonings will come on Judgment Day.
Consciously refrain from speaking…
Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on March 7, 2013 at 4:30am —
“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” Mk.2:27
Letter-perfect submission paralyzes and kills. God’s commandments are intended to strengthen and encourage the life of the soul, not to suffocate it.
The stamp of Christ is love. When this is lacking, the mere observance of the law accomplishes nothing.
“Heavenly Father, sanctify my heart and fill it with the Spirit of Your love. Grant that… Continue
Added by Christy Gabriel on March 6, 2013 at 11:35pm —
I haven't been on in some time, due to major surgery, just about 6 months ago, in early August, last year,moving, relationships ending, grown children moving out of state, illnesses, tests, births, xrays, and other things, so that, along with my internet not working so well, I haven't been able to stop by here, and do some serious… Continue
Added by Cynthia Lee McGuire on March 6, 2013 at 10:00pm —
Have you ever experience pain before? A pain that just completely destroy your heart. And you felt like you could never get up again. You know my friends pain is like infirmity, It is something that has happen to us humans. To prove our weakness in this world. Sometimes pain can literally have us paralyze to the bone, or mind , or heart. Where pain has it's grip on your life. And sometimes if pain is not given to the Lord Jesus, it can grow into bitterness. Yes bitterness that disgusting… Continue
Added by Tawny Ealy on March 6, 2013 at 7:51am —
Dear Father, Thank You for the many promises that You have given us in the Bible. Thank You for watching over us and our children and grandchildren and giving us all long life. Lord, give me the grace to live my life in accordance with Your Word. Forgive me of my sins and keep me from temptation. Strengthen me to do things that please You. I want to be a blessing to others, so help me to be sensitive to those around me who might need my help and encouragement. Thank You for guiding me in… Continue
Added by imran_arshad on March 6, 2013 at 7:07am —
Zooming Back Out…Colossians 4
J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
We have been studying Colossians 4.2, “Devote… Continue
Added by Christine on March 6, 2013 at 6:00am —
“This kind does not leave but by prayer and fasting.” Mt.17:21
Prayer by itself is not enough. It must be made fruitful by fasting.
This means by sacrifice, by the denial of our own desires, comforts, and search for pleasure. Then miracles can be accomplished.
“Eternal God, Your grace is my hope and my strength. Grant me a heart joyfully willing to sacrifice, so that I may be worthy of Your help. In the… Continue
Added by Christy Gabriel on March 5, 2013 at 10:58pm —
When God seems A.W.O.L. . . . . Colossians 4.2
A number of years ago, I remember feeling like God was a.w.o.l.…
Added by Christine on March 5, 2013 at 3:00pm —
Dear Father, Thank You for giving us such good advice in the Bible. Give us the grace to heed it. Lord, help me to do a good job at each task that is before me. I want the works of my hands to glorify You. Lord, I ask You to keep Your hand of protection on me and my family and my loved ones. I pray for all who read this devotional that You will also protect and guide them. Reveal Yourself to them in a deeper way. Touch and heal them and bless each of them this very day. Give us all the… Continue
Added by imran_arshad on March 5, 2013 at 11:29am —
“Whenever you pray, go to your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in private.” Mt.6:6
To pray in our room means to immerse ourselves interiorly and exteriorly in silence and recollection. This is no way excludes a joyful profession of faith.
Christ prayed frequently enough in public and with a loud voice. Would I have the courage to do the same?
“God of holiness, fill me with holy fear in Your… Continue
Added by Christy Gabriel on March 4, 2013 at 9:59pm —
On December 12th (9 weeks 3 days) while up at the NICU and just about ready to leave for the night they decided to weigh Sawyer. This would be the first time we would ever see him without his headgear. They would put an oxygen bag next to him for some assisted breathing. Finally able to see his face!! What a treat that was!! Lynn got to hold him all bundled up in a heated blanket. The loving look on her face was what convinced me that Sawyer would always be in great hands under her care.… Continue
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